William “Bill” E. Heaberlin, 81, of Flatwoods, KY passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Ashland Community Hospice Care Center with his family by his side.
Bill was born on June 12, 1934 in Kehoe, KY to the late William Sr. and Jennie Gwilliam Heaberlin.
Mr. Heaberlin retired from AK Steel as a shipping clerk he retired in 1996 after 30 plus years of service. Bill was a very well-known man who played and coached baseball, basketball, football and officiated both football and baseball, he was the time keeper and ball spotter for Russell football. Bill was an avid Russell High School fan, UK fan, and enjoyed golfing with his golfing buddies. Mr. Heaberlin also enjoyed woodworking, and having a full house always put a smile on his face. Bill was a very selfless man and putting others first was just something he enjoyed, he also loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and make candy with them during the holiday seasons.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one son Bob Heaberlin in 2012 and one brother Jerry Heaberlin in 1997.
Left behind to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 61 years Peggy Heaberlin of Flatwoods, KY, three daughters; Brenda Litteral of Flatwoods, KY, Susie Markin of Flatwoods, KY, and Pat (Andrew) Greene of Ashland, KY, one son Bill (Robin) Heaberlin of Flatwoods, KY, one brother Bob (Karen) Heaberlin of Arizona, two sisters; Kay (Bob) Lee of Arizona, and Wanda Alley of Louisiana, ten grandchildren; Austin Heaberlin of Flatwoods, KY, Jaiden Heaberlin of Flatwoods, KY, Courtney Johnson of Ohio, Tanner (Rebecca) Heaberlin of Ohio, Jennifer (Nick) Dickens of Flatwoods, KY, Angela Oney of Flatwoods, KY, Bub (Nikki) LItteral of Grayson, KY, Stewart Markin of Flatwoods, KY, Maddy Greene of Ashland, KY and Spencer Greene of Ashland, KY, ten great-grandchildren; Payton Dickens, Calvin Dickens, Jackson Dickens, Brailey Oney, Landon LItteral, Savannah Litteral, Ellen Jane Heaberlin, Lucian Heaberlin, Vivian Heaberlin, Brady Johnson, and a host of loving friends and family that will miss him dearly.
Funeral services were held on Monday, August 24, 2015 at Carman Funeral Home-Flatwoods with comforting words delivered by Pastors Steve Harris and David Greene.
Burial followed in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens, Ashland, KY.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.carmanfuneral.com
George Richard “Rick” Blevins, 63 of Russell passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.
He was born on February 7, 1952 in Johnson County, Kentucky to the late George Wade and Geraldine Ann Sears-Blevins. Mr. Blevins was a member of the First Baptist Church of Russell and worked at the AK Steel Coke Plant for many years where he worked as a by-products utility man and was certified as an EMT. He also was a member of the Army National Guard of Kentucky and Indiana. Rick enjoyed bible study at church and loved caring for his animals. His grandchildren were his world and truly enjoyed every minute he spent with them.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by numerous aunts and uncles.
Rick leaves behind a caring and devoted family including his lovely wife of 43 years Bonnie Sue Stevens-Blevins of Russell; two sons Nathan Blevins of Russell and Jason (Jana) Blevins of Flatwoods; ten grandchildren Laney Sue Blevins, Richard Michael Blevins, Jason Alexander Blevins, Savanah Rose Blevins, Dylan Blevins, Nathanael “Wade” Blevins, Destiny “Jade” Blevins, McKenzie Raye Blevins, Autumn Nicole Caudill and Logan Kincer; two great grandchildren Sophie Caudill and Caleb Royster; six sisters Karen (Harold) Ferguson of Russell, Janet Adornetto of Tonwanda, NY, Sylvia (Lee) Virgin of Westwood, Rhonda (Joe) Copley of Fort Gay, WV, Deena Maio of Ashland and Marti (Nick) Martsch of Rupert, Idaho as well as many friends and church family all of whom will miss him dearly.
Funeral Services were conducted at the First Baptist Church of Russell on Saturday, August 22, 2015 with Pastor Ken Gowin delivering comforting words to those in attendance.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family at a later date.
Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods has been entrusted to handle final arrangements.
In lieu of flowers contributions are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Russell, 901, Ashland Drive, Russell, Kentucky 41169
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.carmanfuneral.com
Leona Riffe Williams, 81, of Flatwoods, KY, nourished people around her with love, faith, and music from the time of her birth until Monday, August 17, 2015. She passed at Trinity Station Retirement Community in Flatwoods, Ky.
Mrs. Williams was born on October 9, 1933 in Ashland, KY; a daughter of the late Willard and Lena White Riffe. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Williams and several immediate family members.
For the majority of her life, she was a loving and nurturing wife and mother. She had worked, for a short time, in central supply for Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, KY. She was a member of Christ Temple in Huntington, WV. She had also been affiliated with TOPS in Flatwoods, KY. Whatever she did, she wanted it to be wrapped in God’s love. When she did correspondence of any kind, she would add to the back, “Jesus loves you, and I do too!” She would write poetry, with divine inspiration, for those who were going through life issues, to point them toward her Master. She enjoyed playing the piano and singing, as well.
Her “home-going” will be celebrated by her loving children: Gene (Trina) Williams of South Point, OH, Randy (Katrina) Williams of Raceland, KY, and Carol (Dennis) Chambers of Flatwoods, KY; seven grandchildren: Gretta (Joe) Adkins, Deanna Williams, Charis Chambers, Laura (Mike) McComas, Joshua (Jessica) Jones, Kiera (Brandon) Midkiff, and Christopher (Autumn) Lee; fifteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and one great great grandchild due to be born. She is also survived by her brother, John (Doris) Riffe of Flatwoods, KY and a host of in-laws, extended family, and dear friends.
The funeral services were conducted on Friday, August 21, 2015 at Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, KY with Pastor Chuck Lawrence officiating.
Burial followed at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods, KY.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Community Hospice 1480 Carter Ave. Ashland, KY 41101.
Online condolences may be left at www.baileyfamilyfuneralhhome.com.
John Sunday Tatsch, 78, of Flatwoods, KY passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at his residence.
Mr. Tatsch was born April 29, 1937 in Rochester, PA to the late Lovevern and Adeline Grant Tatsch. He was of the Lutheran faith. He moved to Flatwoods to work as an Operator for Ashland Oil, but never lost his love of Pittsburgh sports. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, golf, and bowling.
Left to cherish his memories is his wife of 47 years, Diana Rich Tatsch; sons Johnathan R. Tatsch of Pittsburgh, PA, Christopher (Yvonne) Tatsch of Cape Coral, FL, and Matthew A. (Sarah) Tatsch of Ashland; daughter Kathryn (Brian) Hunt of Flatwoods; a brother Anthony Tatsch of Monaca, PA; and two sisters: Rosemary Patton and Linda Tatsch both of Industry, PA; a favorite grandson Johnathan K. Jackson; and granddaughters Amanda, Emily, Jordan, and Morgan Tatsch.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Charles and Lovevern Tatsch, Jr.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, as well as 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at William Murphy Funeral Home in Rochester, PA.
Burial will be private at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Freedom, PA.
Please leave your condolences for the family at baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Hellen Snoddy Drewery, 74, of Oklahoma, passed away peacefully at her home on December 11, 2014.
Ms. Drewery was the daughter of the late Clifford and Gertrude Stephenson Snoddy.
She attended Raceland High School and worked at Handyway in Pierson, Fla., for 30 years.
Hellen was preceded in death by all of her brothers and sisters: Ella Marie “Dutchie” Snoddy, Robert Snoddy, Bill Snoddy, Harry Lee Snoddy, Louise French and Edith Smith.
Surviving are three daughters, Carla (Jay) Kitchens of Oklahoma, Connie (Mike) Nolan and Teresa Layfield of Florida and one son, Dale Blanton of Texas; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins who miss and loved her dearly.
A private, family service will be conducted Friday, August 28, 2015 at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods, KY.
Please join us for a remembrance dinner in her honor on Friday, August 28 from 3 – 7 p.m. at the Raceland Senior Citizens Center in Raceland, KY.
Juanita Lillian Chafin, 92 of Flatwoods passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
She was born in Greenup County, Kentucky on December 16, 1922 to the late Clancy and Callie Melvin-Clark. Mrs. Chafin was a retired Dietician having worked at Elmwood Village for many years. Juanita was a member of Rebecca’s and Three Links, she loved to square dance and doing yard work.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death in 1977 by her husband Guy Harold Chafin and two brothers Claude Clark and Ralph Lester Clark.
Left behind to hold her memory near are her loving daughter Carol A. Suttles of Flatwoods; a devoted grandson Bryan (Tina) Rice of Boyd County; two great grandchildren Shelby Rice and Savannah Rice as well as two nieces and one nephew.
Funeral services were conducted at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 12 noon with Pastor Mark Wilson Officiating.
Burial followed at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that floral or monetary contributions be made to the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland in her memory.
Online condolences may be left at www.carmanfuneral.com